The City Discovery Game - The Alternative Tour of Venice

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The City Discovery Game - The Alternative Tour of Venice

From US$ 32.57 per group up to 5

Done following maps? Not really one for following a tour guide? Play a riddle game to see Venice's hidden gems and unlock forgotten stories.

About this activity

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Duration 2 hours
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  • Get an unconventional and authentic view of Venice's less traveled paths
  • Discover the Jewish Ghetto, the casino of Venice, and the grand canal
  • Solve riddles and unlock local stories
  • Go beneath the surface of Venice
Full description
Enjoy an interactive city discovery experience across Venice. You’ll solve riddles via a web app in your phone’s browser. Your challenge starts on n Campo San Geremia in Cannaregio. All the information you need for your adventure is in your email after booking. Solve 12 riddles. Each riddle takes you from one (hidden) location to the next. You’ll unlock local recommendations and fun facts - as well as the history of the city. This game was developed by a local Venetian tour guide. Venice is filled with secrets that are off the beaten path. This discovery game takes you through the hidden backstreets of the Cannaregio district. Riddle by riddle, you will traverse through the immense history of Venice, uncovering pieces of the city’s identity that have been lost in the maze of time. You’ll discover spots in Venice that most locals don’t even know about. You’ll see popular sights from a different angle.
  • A link to the web app game (received via email). The game is played in the browser of your phone. You need a little bit of data, max 2MB. No downloads
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments
    Covid-19 precautions

    You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

    Safety measures in place
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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    Prepare for the activity

    Meeting point

    Start on Campo San Geremia in Cannereggio.

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    Important information

    Not allowed

    • Luggage or large bags

    Know before you go

    •  This is a self-guided city discovery experience. There is no tour guide that will join your urban adventure. No one will wait for you at the meeting/starting point. All you need for your exploration will be written in your email from the supploer
    •  Games are available in English only
    • There are a few rules to the games - and the supplier will remind you of them before playing, but just so you know: every riddle is made up of (cryptic) directions and a question. To answer the question, you can try as many answers as you like. If you’re stuck, you can ask for a hint
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.4 /5

    based on 35 reviews

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    I played the City Discovery game with my two nephews, 13 and 16 years old. They both thought it was awesome! You had a lot of fun working your way from puzzle to puzzle and learned a lot about Venice in the process. Great thing for teenagers! I was the game master, but the two of them could also read along on their smartphones. I left the original English, the two of them had set the automatic translation to German. This meant that every puzzle was easy to understand, even if the knowledge of English was not yet perfect. I can fully recommend the puzzle!

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    September 8, 2021

    Far from the maddening crowd

    Loved playing this secret city trail. After a 4 hour walking tour of San Marco Square we were looking for something low key to do away from the tourists. A 15 minute walk to Cannereggio was perfect. We discovered new neighborhoods and learned a lot. Still tourists but not as crowded as San Marco. We look forward to another trail in Rome!

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    June 9, 2019

    We enjoyed the gondola ride very much and it met our expectations.

    June 27, 2021

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